Originally Posted by MikeJK
This would probably be a better fit for the AR sub forum.
I believe Colt made a .45 AR.
Oly's pistol cal ARs look interesting due to their mags. They basically double as a magwell block. Oly is low quality but their pistol cal mags show some innovation.
5.56 is a proven round on hogs.
The thing that disqualified Oly's pistol carbines for me was the mag. Innovative perhaps, but I'm leaning toward valuing interchangablity between commonly used pistols and and carbines.
I'll be honest I've never been a fan of the 5.56 and the more I talk to hog hunters the more I see them leaning towards the SKS or AK with Hornady ammo choices just for the sake of penetration, and yes most of them have used the 5.56 against hogs, with mixed results.
While this is all well and good this particular carbine wont be used for hogs primarily, like I said before its a SHTF and fun gun. I'm set up to load 45acp all day on the reloading press so I figure why not.